The Ford Escape has proven to be a popular item on the used vehicle market in recent years, more so in some areas as opposed to others, however, which is usually the case with any vehicle. In fact, as it turns out, the Ford Escape is also among the top used vehicles on the market with the largest price disparities in the U.S. according to new data from iSeeCars, joining the Ford F-150 in that particular regard, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week.
While it pays to shop around for most any used or new vehicle, that’s especially true in the case of the Ford Escape. According to iSeeCars, the crossover currently has the fifth largest price disparity of any used vehicle on the market, as the cheapest place to buy one – Fresno-Visalia, California – is 26.4 percent or $7,599 cheaper than the most expensive place to purchase a used Escape – Alpena, Michigan.
“When looking at the most popular cars on the market, used car prices can vary by as much as $14,166 between cities,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “In today’s market, deals on used cars are hard to come by, and even after purchasing a plane ticket or taking a road trip, consumers may find traveling to buy a used car in another state to be worth it for significant savings.”
This means that those shopping for a used Ford Escape may be better served to take a road trip to purchase it, depending on the distance and cost of fuel and/or plane ticket, which are also quite expensive these days. Regardless, a little research could still save someone a lot of money on their next vehicle purchase, depending on where the currently reside.